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Samsung DVD VR357

Samsung DVD VR357
alaScore 70

258 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 reviews of Samsung DVD VR357. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the price and usability are on the whole positive, but comments are divided on the image quality. There are some less positive views about the size and design.

usability, price

reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Samsung DVD VR357 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 user reviews of Samsung DVD VR357 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the price. The usability also gets good feedback. Many are less positive about the size and design.

usability, price

reliability, image quality, design, size

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung DVD-VR357 Tunerless DVD Recorder and VCR Combo

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Jerry50001 (

Piece of junk


Multiple problems even with the firmware patch installed. Pixalated image, lockups, severe skips, and more. Sometimes the recording won't playback at all (and I'm talking about playing a DVD on the machine it was recorded on). Sometimes, for lack of...

Sometimes I get lucky and it works

Each recording is a roll of the dice. I start each recording with the words "I hope it works this time

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: mg2018 (

Good DVD recorder with VHS dubbing /recording


This dual recorder / player does it all,� but some users need to clearly be aware of only using lower speed discs ie; 2X , 4X and 8X work best. The highter DVD blank discs are for computer burners, not Stand Alone DVD recorders.� This particular unit...

This/ is a good (over all) DVD / VHS dual recorder and player. Clear, Crisp reproductions which are then up-converted via HDMI or Component outputs.� Manual address the newer DVD recorders now complying w/ copyright for even your cable or SAT box

Must be connected to cable box or SAT

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: scubilete (

Useless Item


Don't buy this product if you need to record TV programs, for some stupid reason it keeps saying you're trying to record a protected movie and doesn't let you even try the recording feature to find out if it works. Useless, I'd give it away.

The only thing I liked was that I didn't pay over $100 to get it, but there was another one cheaper which I feel sorry I didn't get

The product is the worst thing I've seen with capacity of doing something and regrets to do so

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: rick wolfe (

Total waste of money if you buy one.


I wanted to copy old VHS to DVD, so this model sounded like a deal. The set-up is OK, but when you want to copy a VHS tape, it doesn't. When you attempt to play a home-made DVD, it locks up. The picture freezes, and you cannot eject the DVD. After its...

When it works, it plays OK

Complicated instructions. Does not play home-made DVDs

May, 2008

Consumer review by: jnj3730 (

Really nice product


I would recommend this to anyone who wants to back up their old vhs tapes. I don't care about it not having a tuner since I already have a dish dvr.

I love the upconvert on this combo. It really works well with my hdtv. Very easy to record from vhs to dvd. I absolutely love it

The remote sometimes won't respond

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: stanlane57 (

hdmi doesnot work


Stayed on phone for two hours with level one and level 2 techs and they could not tell why it will not play dvd and vcr on the hdmi connection. I am returning it.

very little pro about this unit

hmdi doesnot work

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: mrbillybronko (

Disk problems


Hook up was very easy once I selected the S-video for Aux 1. Excellent picture from DISH receiver pass through on TV. I put in a computer made disk and it loaded and played excellent for about three minutes and then froze. I ejected the disk and tried...

Nice picture when it worked

Froze playing first disk and would load/play no others

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: LDG (

beware of this one



dont work good

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Winterincarmel (

Noisy running


We are taking ours back. The noise it makes when running is annoying.

cheaper than other models

Sounds noisy when running

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: viceroyof the world (

ok when it worked


i purchased this unti to transfer all my family videos to dvd's. the process started where i would make a master dvd on the vr-357 and then make three of each (on my pc). however after a few dvd's were made the computer, was not able to read the dvd...

when it was operational, it was good

confusing pull down menus, the instruction manual was difficult to understand

Dec, 2007

Product Specifications

This versatile unit plays both DVD discs and VHS tapes, delivering crisp pictures and high-quality sound. Samsung's DVD-VR357 includes a 4-head Hi-Fi VCR with the added visual clarity of Progressive scan output.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

MD System

Type: None


Device Type: None


Television Type: None


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

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